How and why a villain became a key witness for the prosecution

Andrew L. Urban.

Arrested 12 years ago today, on August 20, 2009, for the murder of her partner Bob Chappell, Sue Neill-Fraser is still in Risdon Prison (awaiting the outcome of her last appeal, heard over five months ago), thanks in large part to the unsavoury Phillip Triffett, who gave false and damning evidence against her; here’s why.  Continue reading

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Wrongful allegation of child sexual abuse as weapon

Andrew L. Urban.

There’s nothing worse than being wrongfully accused of child sexual abuse – except being wrongfully convicted of such a crime. Two books explore how the law and how society treat this explosive subject; allegation as weapon. Continue reading

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EDITORIAL New evidence demands reopening Sue Neill-Fraser appeal

Andrew L. Urban. 

The cumulative effect of new evidence in the Etter/Selby dossier is devastating: we are left in no doubt that just about the entire machinery of criminal ‘justice’ in Tasmania failed Bob Chappell, Sue Neill-Fraser and the people of Tasmania. We firmly believe there is an urgent need for the appeal to be reopened. So do our angry readers …  Continue reading

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Reopening Sue Neill-Fraser appeal – a step by step guide

Hugh Selby.

How righting the wrong done to Sue Neill-Fraser can be done with speed, civility, and be a credit to the court and the legal profession.  Continue reading

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Found, abandoned, contaminated, misrepresented – sad story of the red jacket

Andrew L. Urban.

The last of the Etter/Selby investigative papers into the case of Sue Neill-Fraser reveal failure by police to meet basic exhibit standards, false evidence – and non-disclosure. They also raise questions about who knew about the broken chain of evidence custody and when Continue reading

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Has Tasmania’s legal system gone rogue?

Andrew L. Urban.

What the Attorney-General said is wrong; she does have the power to SEEK LEAVE to re-open the Sue Neill-Fraser appeal; and the DPP, Daryl Coates SC, must advise the Court of Criminal Appeal his answer to Estcourt J about the grey dinghy was wrong, as barrister Hugh Selby explains.  Continue reading

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The riddle of the DPP

Andrew L. Urban.

In an escalation of damning revelations (fifth batch), the spotlight shifts from the police investigation to then prosecutor, DPP Tim Ellis SC, and the ODPP, as lawyers continue to unpack the miscarriage of justice in the Sue Neill-Fraser murder conviction.  Continue reading

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Grey dinghy, case closed

Andrew L. Urban.

Garbled English aside, Tasmania’s DPP misled the appeal court – perhaps unwittingly, but significantly – as the latest Etter/Selby submission to the Attorney-General reveals, with an extract from the transcript of Sue Neill-Fraser’s appeal before Tasmania’s Court of Criminal Appeal in March 2021.  Continue reading

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CORRUPTION FILE: A trial derailed by sloppiness inside the Prosecutor’s office, in the Sue Neill-Fraser murder case

Andrew L. Urban.

Another explosive set of documents to Tasmania’s Attorney-General from Barbara Etter APM and Hugh Selby, reveals that not just the defence but even the DPP was denied correct evidence in the murder trial of Sue Neill-Fraser. Continue reading

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Cardinal Pell: evidence does prove his innocence – leading jurist

Andrew L. Urban.

In Pell, the Victorian Court of Appeal’s Judgement “falls apart under your eyes,” writes jurist John Finnis AC QC in the new book Current Issues in the Law of Evidence (Connor Court). The Appeal judges, it seems, acted as irrationally as did the jury at trial. Finnis explains how Cardinal George Pell’s innocence is proven.  Continue reading

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